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Green Inheritance: Saving the Plants of the World

Out of Print

By: Anthony Huxley

193 pages, Over 250 paintings, photos, maps and diagrams

Gaia Books

Hardback | Dec 2005 | Edition: 3 | #155338 | ISBN: 1856752011
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About this book

Reprint of this good general book on the earth's plant life. Plants not only feed the world; they are used everywhere in the treatment of sickness. They are guardians of our survival, and this fragile green inheritance needs to be understood in order for it to remain.


Contents

Foreword by David Attenborough; Chapter 1: The Green inheritance; Chapter 2: Guardians of the Environment; Chapter 3: Green Travellers; Chapter 4: Our Daily Bread; Chapter 5: The Spice of Life; Chapter 6: Green Wealth; Chapter 7: Green Medicine; Chapter 8: Objects of Beauty; Chapter 9: Plants in Society; Chapter 10: Improving the Resources; Chapter 11: Saving the Planets that Save Us.

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Biography

ANTHONY HUXLEY'S CONSUMING INTEREST IN WILD PLANTS AND WILD PLACES HAS TAKEN HIM ALL OVER THE WORLD. HIS MANY PUBLICATIONS - THIS IS HIS 32ND BOOK - AND HORTICULTUREAL JOURNALISM HAS MADE HIM A HOUSEHOLD NAME AS A BOTANIST AND GARDENING AUTHORITY. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL OF THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY WHICH HAS AWARDED HIM ITS HIGHEST ACCOLADE, THE VICTORIAN MEDAL OF HONOUR.

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